Wagner Ranch Nature AreaCommunity Subscriber
Wagner Ranch Nature Area is a nature preserve and historic site in Orinda offering hands-on experiential education to Orinda school children. It features 18 acres of meadow, forest, ponds and streams and is a certified Schoolyard Habitat (#1568) by the National Wildlife Federation. The San Pablo Creek borders one side of the preserve, which is home to thousands of native plant and animal species.
The Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area started in 2004 as a grass roots organization under the fiscal umbrella of the East Bay Community Foundation. The Friends is dedicated to supporting the environmental education programs in the Nature Area and conserving the natural and historical resources of the eighteen-acre preserve owned by the Orinda Union School District.